Post # 1
This question is directed most likely at Canadian bees – I’ve been married for about eight months and have changed my name on all documentation except for my passport. My husband and I want to go on a cruise for our one-year anniversary, and I’m a little worried about my passport. Its still valid, but it is the only piece of photo ID I have with my maiden name on it. Will they let me travel, or should I try to get it changed before we go?
Post # 3
I don’t see why this would be an issue. As long as you register your travel under your maiden name (so that it matches your passport) that should be all that matters. As long as you ‘assumed’ the name (aka didn’t change it on your birth certificate) then technically you’re able to use either one if you want to.
Post # 4
As long as your travel is booked in the exact same name that is on your passport, then you won’t have any problems. (I am a TA)
Post # 5
I don’t know about Canadian rules, but in the US you can get a new one for free if you’ve had the old one for less than a year. Why don’t you just get it changed?
Post # 6
If you have time, I would just change it. Better safe than sorry.
Post # 7
We don’t have the rule that if you’ve had it for less than a year you can change it for free. I haven’t changed mine yet either, and planned to just leave it until renewal. We cross the border all the time (since it’s like 10 minutes from our house), and I haven’t had any problems. They usually just take the passport, and don’t look at any other id. I have a regular card sized copy of our marriage certificate that I do carry.
I haven’t tried it with a plane yet, but I would just book your tickets in your maiden name, so it matches your passport. Probably much less explaining that way.